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Two businesses robbed at gunpoint on Chicago Ave.

Robbers hit convenience store, dry cleaner

July 6th, 2017 3:25 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two businesses within a few blocks of one another on Chicago Avenue were robbed at gunpoint on July 1 and 2, according to Oak Park police.

The Snow White Cleaner Depot, 40 Chicago Ave., was robbed on July 1 at 9:50 a.m. and the 7-Eleven convenience store, 240 Chicago Ave., was robbed at 10:30 p.m. the next day.

In the Snow White Cleaner robbery, a man approached an employee from behind and pointed a firearm at him.

The offender demanded money and the victim handed over an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The offender also stole an iPhone 6S and fled the business in an unknown direction.

The offender was described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 25, approximately 6-feet, 4-inches, with a thin build and wearing a short sleeve white T-shirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask and black gloves.

The 7-Eleven robbery involved two men, one of whom was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The first offender jumped the counter and demanded the clerk open the register, while the second offender pointed the handgun at the clerk's chest.

The two made off with an undetermined amount of cash and fled the store in an unknown direction.

The offender who jumped the counter was described as a tall, thin black male wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and a black ski mask. The gunman was described as a black male of medium height and build, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight to conceal his face.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com